First, a very happy new year to all. Have not posted here much lately, life has been very busy, and at times challenging. After over two years with my bionic, I can say that is has been a "like/despise" relationship. When the bionic was working well, it was decent. But over the last 6 months, the days where it worked well have diminished to a gross minority, and the despise days are off the map. It all started with the last OS update, which for some reason did not sit well with my bionic. Battery life dropped to less than one day (even with the extended life battery, and after shutting down anything/everything that used data in the background). The screen brightness lives in a cave most of the time, GPS is off, sync is off, wifi is off most of the time, and I mostly use it as a phone only anymore. I've seen it drop from 80% battery to 20% in 10 minutes several times as the radio (or wifi) hunted for signal. Swype has become so inaccurate as to be unusable. About once a week, it refuses to answer phone calls (the screen becomes unresponsive), and then the phone goes into "spaz more" where the screen jitters, the vibrate goes off every 4-5 seconds, and the phone becomes completely unresponsive (even to try to power down) requiring a battery pull. It has become slower than dog snot about half the time. Other than that, it runs great I know... Factory data reset. Did that... 4 months ago. It helped for... maybe as week. Until recently, I had been a pretty ardent supporter of Android, but Im pretty sour right now. Between the Windows (XP and Win7) work machines, my wife's Mac, two apple tablets, my daughters android and Kindle tablets, and the bionic (all of which I have become tech support for), I think I am ready for some life simplification. Its time to either consolidate on apple, or Android. Not sure which way that is going to go, but its safe to say my bionic has put Android in the underdog spot as I think I'm ready to trade some innovation for stability. The bionic HW LOOKS to be in pretty good shape... its has never been dropped. It probably needs a new battery, but Im reluctant to spend any money on it not knowing if the screen is shot (the spaz mode stuff). 1 I wonder if I were to FDR it again, and not restore any of the apps whether it could give my middle daughter some service. I just don't want to be in the business of spending a lot of time supporting it. In the mean time, the evaluation of an Samsung Galaxy S4 (which my son has) vs an iPhone 5s begins.